Young Company

New for Autumn 2019

The Nottingham Playhouse Young Company (previously Youth Theatre) will make and explore theatre that focuses on the whole cast. There will be an ensemble approach with no ‘leading cast members’. The ethos is playful, imaginative and experimental, guided by a skilled, energised and diverse team of practitioners.

SESSION DAYS AND TIMES

Autumn Term dates:
Infant and Junior Young Company: Saturday 21 September – Saturday 7 December
Senior Young Company: Monday 16 September – Monday 2 December
There is a two week half term for all groups the weeks commencing 21 & 28 October 2019.

Spring Term dates:
Infant, Junior and Senior Young Company: week commencing 13 Jan – week commencing 23rd March
There is a week half term week commencing 17 February 2020

Infant Young Company

Infant Young Company sessions are designed to stimulate creative play with lots of games, teamwork, skills building and loads of fun. We use our bodies and voices to learn how to tell stories to each other and with each other. The emphasis is not on performance at this age but in allowing young people to be creative and curious in a safe and fun environment.

Age: Reception and school years 1, 2, 3
Time: Saturdays 10 – 11.15am
Cost: £70 for 10 weeks
(Bursaries available, see below)




Junior Young Company

Junior Young Company sessions are designed to develop creative play with lots of games, teamwork, skills building and loads of fun. We further explore using bodies and voices to learn how to tell stories and to turn them into exciting theatre. The emphasis is not on performance at this age but in allowing young people to develop their creativity and curiosity in a safe and fun environment.

Age: School Years 4, 5, 6
Time: Saturdays 11.30 – 1pm
Cost: £70 for 10 weeks
(Bursaries available, see below)




Senior Young Company

Senior Young Company sessions focus on developing as a performer, and on working effectively and collaboratively with fellow artists/performers/theatre-makers. The sessions will be fun and challenging in equal measure. Many aspects of performing will be covered including acting techniques, improvisation, physical performance, voice, characterisation and script work. Sessions have a professional ethos and it is a key part of the Senior Young Company that there are opportunities to perform the work created for an audience.

Age: School Years 7 – 13
Time: Mondays 6.30 – 8.30pm
Cost: £80 for 10 weeks
(Bursaries available, see below)

Senior Youth Theatre is sold out for the Autumn term. Call Box Office on 0115 941 9419 to be added to the waiting list.


MASTERCLASSES AND MORE

Young Company members will be offered one-off sessions, masterclasses, tickets etc when possible, to add value to their Young Company membership and experience.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Book a place for our Young Company online or by contacting the Box Office on 0115 941 9419

If your son or daughter is interested in joining and you would like to speak to a member of the team about the different groups or about how your child could access Young Company, please call 0115 947 4361 and ask for the Participation department or email participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

Please note that the demand for these groups is very high and we advise to book well in advance.

If your child would like to observe one session before committing to joining the Young Company, please contact participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk to arrange

SUPPORTED PLACES

If you would love to be involved in our Young Company but feel that you cannot meet the costs, we have a small number of bursaries available for each group, where either all or some of the costs are met by the Playhouse.

If you would like to apply for a bursary please complete the application form and send to participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

YOUTH THEATRE REFUNDS POLICY
It is with regret that we are not able to offer a refund should your child not be able or is not willing to attend after purchase. We will attempt to resell the place, should all remaining spaces be full but this cannot be guaranteed.